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ጀግኖቹ የሊባኖስ ክርስቲያኖች ወስላታ መንግስታቸውን ገነደሱት | በአንድ ሳምንት ትግል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 11, 2020

👉 የሊባኖስ መንግሥት ሙሉ በሙሉ ስልጣን እንዲለቅቅ ተገደደ።

ለዚህ መንግስት ነበር ጂኒ ዐቢይ ገና የቦንቡ ፍንዳታ ሳያልቅ የሃዘን መልዕክት አስተላልፎለት የነበረው!

በቤይሩት ከተከሰተው ከፍተኛ ፍንዳታ በኋላ ህዝባዊ የአደባባይ ተቃውሞ የበረታበት የሊባኖስ መንግስት በፈቃዱ ከኃላፊነት ወርዷል።

የሀገሪቱ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ሀሳን ዲያብ በብሔራዊ ቴሌቪዥን ቀርበው መንግሥታቸው ስልጣን ለማስረከብ መወሰኑን አስታውቀዋል። ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ ይህን ያስታወቁት፣ ለተከታታይ ቀናት የተካሄደውን ህዝባዊ ተቃውሞ ተከትሎ፣ የተለያዩ ሚኒስትሮች እና ሌሎች ባለስልጣናት የስልጣን መልቀቂያ ካስገቡ በኋላ ነው።

የመንግሥት ተቃዋሚዎች የሀገሪቱ ባለስልጣናት በሀገር ጉዳይ ቸልተኞች እና በሙስና የተተበተቡ መሆናቸውን በመግለጽ መንግሥትን ይወነጅላሉ። ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩም በንግግራቸው ይህን ውንጀላ ተቀብለዋል። በሊባኖስ ሙስና ከሀገሪቱ ከራሷ በላይ የገዘፈ ነው ያሉት ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዲያብ ይህም ለውጥ እንዳናመጣ አድርጎናል ብለዋል።እኛ ብቻችንን ነበርን እነርሱ ደግሞ ሁሉም (ሙሰኞቹ ) ከእኛ በተቃራኒ ናቸውሲሉም ፈታኝ ጊዜ ማሳለፋቸውን ገልፀዋል።

ወንድ በጠፋባት ኢትዮጵያ ግን ገዳይ ዐቢይ ያው ለሦስት አመታት አሰቃቂ ጀነሳይድ እየፈጸመ፣ ኢትዮጵያውያንን እያፈናቀለ፣ ህፃናትን እያገተ፣ ክርስቲያኖችን እየጨፈጨፍ፣ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናት እያቃጠለ ባጠቃላይ ኢትዮጵያን በብርሃን ፍጥነት እንዳሻው እያፈራረሰ እንኳን ይህን ሁሉ ግፍና ሰቆቃ ለመቃወም አደባባይ የወጣ አንድም ኢትዮጵያዊ የለም። ሕዝቡ ከሊባኖስ ዜጎች እጅግ በጣም የከፋ የኑሮ ሁኔታ ላይ ነው የሚገኘው፤ እየተራበም ነው፤ ነገር ግን አሁንም በጂኒ ዐቢይ እና ደጋፊዎቹ እያተታለለ ውዳቂዎቹ ኦሮሞዎች እንዲሳለቁበትና እያላገጡ የጥፋት ዘመቻቸውን እንዲቀጥሉበት ዕድሉን ሰጥቷቸዋል። ምን ዓይነት ሰነፍ፣ አልቃሻና ደካማ ትውልድ ቢሆን ነው!? ወሬና ጉራ ብቻ! ለዚህም እኮ ነው በዘር ጥፋት ያ ሁሉ ሰው አልቆ የዓለም አቀፉ ማሕበረሰብ ዜሮ ትኩረት ለኢትዮጵያ ሊሰጡ ያልበቁት።

እስኪ ተመልከቱ በሊባኖስ አንዲት ፍንዳታ ለሁለት ሳምንታት ያህል የመላው ዓለም መነጋገሪያ ርዕሰ ጉዳይ ለመሆን በቅቷል። የዓለም አቀፉ ማሕበረሰብ ባጭር ጊዜ ውስጥ እስከ ግማሽ ቢሊየን ዶላር ለሊባኖን እርዳታ ለመሰብሰብ በቅቷል።

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ተዓምር በቤይሩት ፍንዳታ | የኦርቶዶክስ ቤተክርስቲያን መቅደስ አለመነካቱ ትልቅ ተስፋን ያመጣል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 11, 2020

በቤይሩት የቅድሱ ዲሚትሪዮስ ግሪክ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተ ክርስቲያን አባት አባ ዮኢል ናሲፍ ነው ይህን ለቢቢሲ የተናገሩት።

የቅዱስ ዲሚትሪዮስ ግሪክ ኦርቶዶክስ ቤተክርስቲያን የሚገኘው የቤይሩት ፍንዳታ ከተከሰተበት ቦታ አንድ ኪሎ ሜትር ብቻ ርቆ ነው፡፡

አባ ዮኢል ናሲፍ ቤተክርስቲያኑ የደረሰበትን ጉዳት ለመመርመር በፍጥነት ወደ ቤተክርስቲያኑ በመሮጥ ቤተክርስቲያን ሲገቡ የቤተክርስቲያኑ የመጀመሪያ ክፍል(ቅኔ ማህሌት)ሙሉ በሙሉ ወድሟል፡፡ ነገር ግን ቤተ መቅደሱ ለጭረት እንኳን አልተነካም ነበር ፥ በፍንዳታው ወቅት ሁሉ እንደበራ የቆየውን የዘይት ሻማ መብራት ጨምሮ፡፡

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ፈተና በቤይሩት ፍንዳታ | ቄሱ ምን ማድረግ ነበረባቸው?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 11, 2020

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የአረብ ሃገር ሰቆቃ | እህቶቻችን እንደ ሸንኮራ አገዳ ከተመጠጡ በኋላ ወደ መንገድ ተጣሉ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 24, 2020

መላው ዓለም “ኢትዮጵያውያን ወደ ባርነት ገቡ!” እያለ ነው

ከአረብ ሃገራት ሁሉ “ሰልጥናለች” በተባለላት ሊባኖስ እህቶቻችን የአረቦችን ጭካኔ በቅርቡ ማየት ከጀመሩ ቆዩ፦

አንዱ “ኢትዮጵያውያን ወደ ሃገራችሁ ሂዱ፤ ከአረቦች አምልጡ!” በማለት እንዲህ ሲል ጽፏል፦

Go home and farm it is noble Holy and free from immorality of Arabs nations. Money will pass away but knowledge of caring for lambs and goats milking making cheese growing crops weaving cloth and life of prayer and raising your children is Noble. Trying to acquire wealth is evil”

ሌላው ደግሞ፤ “አረቦች እጅግ በጣም ጨካኞች ናቸው፤ አፍሪቃውያን በአረብ ሃገራት በፍራቻ ይኖራሉ

አረቦች ግን በአፍሪቃ ተንደላቀው ይኖራሉ፤ ይህ እንዲህ መቀጠል የለበትም፤ እኛ አፍሪቃውያን አረቦችን አሁን ማስጨነቅ አለብን” ይለናል፦

People in the middle east appear to be monstrously cruel. Why should Africans live in fear in Arab countries while Arabs do not live in fear in Africa? We must change it, make them feel our fear.“

አንድ አንባቢ፤ “አረቦች እጅግ በጣም ጨካኞች ናቸው፤ አፍሪቃውያን በአረብ ሃገራት በፍራቻ ይኖራሉ አረቦች ግን በአፍሪቃ ተንደላቀው ይኖራሉ” ይለናል።

የአረቦች ቅጥረኛው የበሻሻ ቆሻሻ ግራኝ አህመድ ግን በተቃራኒው እንዲህ ይለናል፦

  • አረቦች አቃፊ ናቸው፤ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ለኢትዮጵያውያን ሰርተውላቸዋል፤ ሰልጥነዋል
  • ኢትዮጵያውያን ግን አቃፊ አይደሉም፤ መስጊድ አልሰሩም፤ ኋላ ቀር ናቸው
  • 99% የሚሆነው ሙስሊም በሚኖርበት ቦታ ስልጤዎች ስልጣኔን ከአረብ ተምረዋልና አቃፊ ናቸው፤ ሰልጥነዋል ፥ ክርስቲያኖች ግን አቃፊዎች አይደሉም፣ አስተሳስባቸው ኋላ ቀር ነው፤ መስጊድ ያቃጥላሉ፤ ስለዚህ ኢትዮጵያን በስልጣኔ የዓለም ውራ አድርገዋታል”

በአረቡ ዓለም ኢትዮጵያውያን ከባርነት ለከፋ ነገር መጋለጣቸውን እያየን ነው ታዲያ ይህ አፉን ሞልቶ በድፍረት የሚቀባጥር ቀጣፊ አላጋጭ በየትኛዋ ዓለም እየኖረ ይሆን? ኢትዮጵያን የማዋረድ እና የኢትዮጵያውያንን ሞራል የመደቆስ አጀንዳ ይዞ ካልመጣ በቀር ከመቼ ወዲህ ነው ወዲህ ነው አረብ የሰለጠነው? ከመቼስ ወዲህ ነው አረብ አቃፊ የሆነው? ምን ያህል ቅሌታም ቢሆን ነው?!

ሌላው በጣም የሚያስቆጣው ነገር ደግሞ እህቶቻችን እንደ አባቱ አባ ጂፋር ለባርነት ወደ አረብ ሃገር መላኩና የኢምባሲዎቹን በር ጥርቅም አድርጎ በመዝጋት እርዳታ መንፈጉ ብቻ ሳይሆን፤ በአገር ቤትም ልክ እንደ አረቦቹ ወጣት ሴቶችን ማገት፣ እናቶችን ማፈናቀልና ክርስቲያኖችን በማሳደድ ላይ መሆኑ ነው።

እጅግ በጣም ያስቆጣል! ታዲያ እንዲህ የመሰለ የኢትዮጵያ ጠላት፣ የአረቦች አሽቃባጭና ወኪል በኢትዮጵያ ታሪክ ታይቶ ይታወቃልን? በፍጹም!ይህ ትውልድ ምን ዓነት ወንጀል ቢሠራ ነው ይህ የቀበሌ አስተዳዳሪ እንኳን የመሆን ብቃት የሌለው ቀጣፊ ሰው ኢትዮጵያን ለሚያህል ሃገር በመሪነት የተቀመጠው? አቤት ውርደት!

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ወርቃማው ክቡር መስቀል ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ በሳዑዲ አረቢያ ቤተ መንግሥት አበራ | Visiting Priests Wear a Cross in Saudi Arabia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 15, 2017

የሊባኖስ ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናት መሪዎች በትናንትናው ዕለት ሳዑዲ አረቢያን ሲጎበኙ ታላላቅ መስቀሎቻቸውን አጥልቀው ታይተዋል።

መስቀል፣ ማሕተብ እና መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ፤ ባጠቃላይ የክርስትና ምልክቶች ሁሉ ክልክል በሆኑባት ሳዑዲ አረቢያ፣ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ሳይሆን አይቀርም በንጉሣውያኑ ቤተ መንግሥት ውስጥ መስቀልን ላጠለቁ የቤተክርስቲያን አባቶች አቀባበል የተደረገው። ሌላ ጊዜ/ሁልጊዜ ገና አውሮፕላን ማረፊያ ነበር መስቀሉና ማሕተቡን በጥሰው የሚጥሉት፤ መጽሐፍ ቅዱስንም ቀዳዶ መጣል የተለመደ ነው።

ነገር ግን፤ በዚህ ያልተለመደ ተግባራቸው እነዚህን እባቦች በጭራሽ ማመን የለብንም። ለመስቀል ያላቸውን ጥልቅ ጥላቻ እናውቃለን።

አፄ ኃይለ ሥላሴ በዔሳውያን እና በእስማኤላውያኑ ተታለው ነበር የተገደሉት። ገዳያቸው ከሮበርት ጥጋቤ ጋር ነው ያለው። የሚገርም ነው፤ አፄ ኃይለ ሥላሴም ሆኑ ሮበርት ጥጋቤ ልክ እብቦቹ የባቢሎን ጠባቂዎቹ ሳዑዲዎች ባሁኑ ሰዓት በጥድፊያ በማድረግ ላይ ያሉትን ዓይነት ውስጣዊ ለውጥ ፈጥነው ማድረግ ነበረባቸው። ተሳሳቱ!

ሳዑዲዎች እውሩን የምዕራቡን ዓለም ለማታላል፤ እስልምናን እና አገራችንን ዘመናዊ እናደርጋለን በማለት አንዳንድ የፕላስቲክ ቀዶ ጥገናዎቹን በማድረግ ላይ ናቸው። 500 ቢሊየን ዶላር የሚያወጣና ኒው ዮርክ ከተማን 33 እጥፍ የሚበልጥ አንጋፋ ከተማ ቀይ ባሕር አካባቢ እንገነባለን፤ ለሁሉም ክፍት የሆነ፡ ሁሉም ሃየማኖቶች የሚፈቀዱበት፣ ሴቶች ነፃ ሆነው የሚንቀሳቀሱበት ልዩና ዘመናዊ ከተማ ነው የምንሰራው አሉ። የዔሳውያኑንም አፍ አዘጉ፤ 500 ቢሊየን “ዶላር”፣ ኢንጂነሩ፣ ማናጀሩ ሁሉ ከእነዚህ ም ዕራባውያን አገራት ይመጣልና።

የዮሐንስ ራእይ ምዕራፍ ፲፯

፲፰ ያየሃትም ሴት በምድር ነገሥታት ላይ የምትነግሥ ታላቂቱ ከተማ ናት።

ባቢሎንን የሚሠሩት፤ ልክ የመጽሐፍ ቅዱሱ ኤዶም / ዔሳው የነበረበት ቦታ ላይ ነው (ደቡብ ዮርዳኖስ፣ ቀይ ባሕር ድረስ)። ሰሜን ምስራቅ አፍሪቃንም ለመተናኮል እንዲመቻቸው በግብጽ በኩል፡ ቀይ ባሕር ላይ ድልድይ እንሠራለን ብለዋል።

አንድ መጠየቅ ያለበት ነገር ግን፤ እዚያ ውሃ የሌለበት በረሃ ላይ ውሃ ከየት ለማግኘት አቅደው ይሆን? አባይን፡ እዚያ ጭቃ ጭንቅላታቸው ውስጥ አስገብተውት ይሆን?

እስማኤላውያኑ ሳዑዲዎች የሌባኖስን ዓብያተ ክርስቲያናት መሪዎች አሁን መቀበላቸው ያለ ምክኒያት አይደለም። ከዔሳውያኑ ጋር በማበር ጥንታዊቷን ክርስትናን እና የቆዩትን ክርስቲያኖችን ከኢራቅ እና ከሶሪያ ምድር ሙሉ በሙሉ አጥፍተዋል። የሚቀጥለው ዘመቻቸው ወደ ሌባኖስ ግዛት፣ ከዚያም ወደ ግብጽ፤ በመጨረሻም ወደ ጥንታዊቷ ክርስቲያን ኢትዮጵያ ነው የሚሆነው። በዚህ አንጠራጠር።

እነዚህ የምዕራቡ ዔሳውያን እና እስማኤላውያኑ ታላቂቷን ባቢሎንን እንደሚገነቡ መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ጠቁሞናል። ደህና፣ ይሥሩ፤ ይጨርሱት፣ ይሳካላቸውም ይሆናል፤ ግን ፣ ክርስቶስ ጌታችን፦ “ሞኝ/ሰንፍ ሰው አሸዋ ላይ ቤቱን ይሠራል[ማቴ ፯፥፪፮]ብሎ እንዳስተማረን፡ በኋላ ላይ ሁሉም መፍረሱ አይቀርም፤ ልክ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ በግልጽ መዝመት ሲጀምሩ፤ እግዚአብሔር ድምጥማጣቸውን ሁሉ ያጠፋልናል። በዚህም ሙሉ በሙሉ እተማመናለሁ!

የዮሐንስ ራእይ ምዕራፍ ፲፯

ሰባቱንም ጽዋዎች ከያዙ ከሰባቱ መላእክት አንዱ መጥቶ። ና በብዙም ውኃዎች ላይ የተቀመጠችውን የታላቂቱን ጋለሞታ ፍርድ አሳይሃለሁ፤

የምድርም ነገሥታት ከእርስዋ ጋር ሴሰኑ በምድርም የሚኖሩ ከዝሙትዋ ወይን ጠጅ ሰከሩ ብሎ ተናገረኝ።

በመንፈስም ወደ በረሀ ወሰደኝ፤ የስድብም ስሞች በሞሉበት፥ ሰባት ራሶችና አሥር ቀንዶችም ባሉበት በቀይ አውሬ ላይ አንዲት ሴት ተቀምጣ አየሁ።

ሴቲቱም በቀይና በሐምራዊ ልብስ ተጐናጽፋ በወርቅና በከበሩ ድንጋዮች በዕንቈችም ተሸልማ ነበር፥ በእጅዋም የሚያስጸይፍ ነገር የዝሙትዋም ርኵሰት የሞላባትን የወርቅ ጽዋ ያዘች፤

በግምባርዋም ምስጢር የሆነ ስም። ታላቂቱ ባቢሎን፥ የጋለሞታዎችና የምድር ርኵሰት እናት ተብሎ ተጻፈ።

ሴቲቱም በቅዱሳን ደምና በኢየሱስ ምስክሮች ደም ሰክራ አየኋት። ባየኋትም ጊዜ እጅግ ታላቅ ድንቅ አደነቅሁ።

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The Never-Ending Arab Cruelty Against Sons & Daughters of Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 26, 2014

Ethiopia is Africa’s biggest refugee-hosting country, yet, Ethiopian immigrants continue to be maltreated by the ever ungraceful and hostile neighboring nations. Whether it’s in Sudan, Somalia or other Arab-league member nations, for those cruel “neighbors” no excess seems to be too monstrous for them to commit. 

Here are the latest acts of atrocious cruelty committed against Children of Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Maids Reveal Abuse From Employers in UAE

Two maids have spoken of the appalling abuse they claim was dished out by their employers, as a top diplomat called for an end to household “slavery”.

Hedja Ousman, 22, and Wube Tamene, 18, worked for families in the UAE and both say they were beaten, starved, and prevented from contacting their families in Ethiopia.

They have now sought refuge at the Ethiopian Consulate in Dubai.

Hedja, speaking to 7DAYS yesterday, told of the horrors she endured during the two years she worked for a Kazakh family in Ajman. She said her female employer didn’t like the prospect of the maid speaking to her husband.

She said: “My employer didn’t want me talking to her husband. Every time her husband would instruct me to do something, she would beat me.”

Hedja said the woman even cut off her hair to make her “less attractive”.

Hedja, who earned Dhs500 per month, said the abuse began three months after she started her job. She decided to escape last week when her employer accused her of stealing car keys and beat her.

“I saw the door open and I ran,” she said. I asked someone for water, they called the police for me. I’ve been at the consulate since. I want to go home.”

She has dropped the police case she had filed against her employer but the consulate says it intends to file a new one.

Wube worked for an Emirati family in Dubai and claims at one point she was starved for two days then shown a plate of food, which she thought was hers, only for her employers to throw it in the bin.

Ethiopia’s Consul General in Dubai, Yibeltal Aemero Alemu, said he is seeing “a lot” of such cases, branding it “slavery.”

Housemaid Wube Tamene dreamed of a new life and a decent standard of living in the UAE.

Instead she was made to cut up her clothes and clean her employer’s home with the rags.

The Ethiopian, aged just 18, claims she was also made to walk around in bare feet and was not paid a salary for 18 months.

She also claims she was regularly beaten. Wube is now seeking refuge at the Ethiopian consulate in Dubai, along with fellow maid Hedja Ousman, who escaped an abusive employer – a Kazakh woman – in Ajman.

Their cases have prompted Ethiopia’s Consul General in Dubai, Yibeltal Aemero Alemu, to call for such “slavery” to stop.

Alemu said the consulate is now seeing “a lot” of cases in UAE and has said his office would begin pursuing cases against abusive families.

He said: “These maids have no communication to the outside world, they’re starved and beaten – this is slavery.

“They’re not allowed to have mobile phones. To exploit the maids employers don’t let them communicate with their families back home, so they won’t run away for other opportunities.”

Recalling her abuse, Wube said: “When my employer wanted to get rid of me she made me sign a contract in Arabic that I have settled everything with her. But I didn’t understand what I was signing.

“She took me to the airport without shoes and any luggage, gave me my flight tickets and asked me to leave.

“But I was stopped by authorities. They said ‘where are you going without shoes?’” Consul-General Alemu said Wube has now received her outstanding salary of Dhs9,000 and will be heading back to Ethiopia today.

Ethiopia currently has a ban on its nationals coming to the UAE as domestic workers, but Alemu said the two maids started work before his government implemented it last year. Addis Abada said such a ban would remain in place until there is an agreement reached to protect its nationals from abusive employers.

“There are 90,000 Ethiopians in the UAE and most of them are maids,” Alemu said.

Lola Lopez founder of the humanitarian group Babies Behind Bars, which also helps maids who are abused, said some were being denied basic human rights.

She said: “Some people have no regard for human life. Welfare organisations haven’t been able to help much, because the message they send out doesn’t always reach the women it’s supposed to. Many of these maids don’t read the newspaper and they don’t have phones.

“No one can be denied basic human needs.”

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[Psalms 94:1-7]

O God, in whose hands is punishment, O God of punishment, let your shining face be seen. Be lifted up, O judge of the earth; let their reward come to the men of pride.

How long will sinners, O Lord, how long will sinners have joy over us?

Words of pride come from their lips; all the workers of evil say great things of themselves.

Your people are crushed by them, O Lord, your heritage is troubled,

They put to death the widow and the guest, they take the lives of children who have no father; And they say, Jah will not see it, the God of Jacob will not give thought to it.

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Islamic State Pulls Down Church Crosses in Northern Iraq as 200,000 Flee

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 7, 2014

 

My Note: Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. One would think this horror might be consuming the pulpits and pews of global communities, medias and churches. Not so. The silence is deafening.

«O God, do not keep quiet: let your lips be open and take no rest, O God.
 
For see! those who make war on you are out of control; your haters are lifting up their heads. They have made wise designs against your people, talking together against those whom you keep in a secret place. They have said, Come, let us put an end to them as a nation; so that the name of Israel may go out of man’s memory.» [Psalm 83: 1-5]
 
 
Islamic State jihadists who took over large areas of northern Iraq overnight have forced thousands of Christians to flee and occupied churches, removing crosses and destroying manuscripts, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako has said.
 
“(The Christians) have fled with nothing but their clothes, some of them on foot, to reach the Kurdistan region,” Patriarch Sako told AFP.
 
“This is a humanitarian disaster. The churches are occupied, their crosses were taken down,” said Sako. He added that up to 1,500 manuscripts were burnt.
 
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Selected Readers’ Comments:
  • The Islamist militants are highly organized – they have a stencil to spray their evil message on the homes of the Christians as is plain in the photographs. Religious symbols have been desecrated, buildings placed out of use, manuscripts burned and people expelled with only the clothes they are wearing. This is Iraq’s Kristallnacht, and yet the story is low profile in the Christian West. Can nobody see where this is heading in terms of two religious communities where one cannot accept the presence of the other – and not just in countries far away?
  • The deafening silence from the EU, Cameron, Obama, the Western Bishops and Bishop Tutu is overwhelming. Maybe Christians are unimportant to them. Maybe they are scared of Muslims. Maybe they are too busy supporting Hamas in their human shield policy. Whatever way, they will be held to account.
  • Ethnic cleansing in Iraq, the west edging closer to war with Russia in Europe…
    What’s the top story on BBC News? Oscar bloody Pistorious.
  • Where are all those outspoken Muslims sitting in our Houses of Parliament? I also notice that on this matter we are missing the voices of Trevor Phillips and Baroness Doreen Lawrence who are normally to the front on intollerance. This is pure genocide and not excessive retaliation as it is in Gaza.
  • The anti-Semitic brigade and Islamic apologists should be loving this news. Can everyone please wake up……this will be on our doorstep soon and we are still blaming the Israelis for “indiscriminate” force!
  • Any people question why Israel show such a strength of force? It sends a message to these fanatics, loud and clear
  • Christians should really think whether we should turn the other cheek anymore. its one thing to ignore insults but these people are out to kill. where are the priests and pastors and popes that say enough is enough. time to launch another crusade!
  • Can anyone imagine the thousands and thousands of pages, and endless hours of TV coverage had this been a Palestinian village overrun???
  • Strangely the BBC have no reporters embedded with Isis, although they manage to have at least 200 in bed with Hamas
  • ISRAEL. The Muslims in the UK are against you, the rest of us now completely understand why you have to bomb the crap out of them

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The Constrained Capabilities Of Overseas Domestic Workers In Lebanon (Report)

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 30, 2012

Kate Denman is a British born researcher who has spent large periods of her career working in Lebanon and Syria, focusing on issues of human rights, social justice and equality. She co-founded an NGO, Refocus, and is finalising her MA in Education, Gender and International Development at the Institute of Education, London. Kate continues to research social injustice and designs artistic educational programmes to help raise awareness, understanding, and to facilitate social change.

Kate has compiled a remarkably thorough, original paper which analyses the conditions for Overseas Domestic Workers (ODW) in Lebanon as vast global disparities create a modern slave-trade where post-industrialised economies opt for cheap imported labour. ODW come from some of the poorest countries to work in Lebanon where they are excluded from national labour laws. This results in limited available protection and increased risk of exploitation and loss of freedom and dignity.

The paper uses the Capabilities Approach, with specific focus on Nussbaum’s list of capabilities, as a framework to explore the constraints that ODW face. This includes their access to recourses and their possibilities to convert their capabilities to valued functionings and agency. An analysis is made of how national and international policy is responding to these concerns in the Lebanese context. The international analysis focuses on the UN anti-trafficking protocol, CEDAW, authentic commitments made by Lebanon to the International Labour Organization’s convention, and how the MDG’s and EFA goals are failing to commit to adult education and equality.

The paper exposes the lack of legal protection available, how public attitude is emulates national policy, the physical and psychological violence experienced by ODW, forms of debt-bondage slavery and contract-slavery, education and how the ethnic hierarchy has developed.

The main findings were as follows:

  • ODW in Lebanon are frequently being denied basic rights and capabilities which highly restrict valued functionings and agency.

  • Structural barriers and non-inclusion in labour laws reinforce the demeaning socio-political landscape for ODWs.

  • Attitudinal change needs to occur to reduce symbolic and physical violence that ODWs sustain.

In response the following courses of action are recommended:

  • Education for the ODW should be provided, not only to help them understand their rights, but also give access to capabilities and opportunities previously denied.

  • Pre-departure seminars in home countries need to be investigated.

  • The education of Lebanese children about ODW should be implemented.

  • To guarantee the implementation of international labour laws public awareness needs to be raised regarding ODWs circumstances. Key constituencies such as national labour officials, trade unions, employers, media must join together to create governmental pressure.

Read Kate’s full paper here (PDF)

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ርግቢቱ ዓለም – The Scared Pigeon

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 19, 2012

 

ዓለምእህታችን እ. . አ በማርች 14 2012 .ም ከንጋቱ 1200 ሰዓት ላይ ነው ያረፈችው ተብሏል። ወገኖቻችንና አንዳንድ ብሩክ የሆኑትን የዓለማችን ነዋሪዎችን ያሳዘነው የዓለም አሟሟት እጅግ በጣም ልዪ የሆነ ነገር በሁላችን ዘንድ ሊፈጥር ችሏል። ከሁለት ወራት በፊት ወደ ቤይሩት ከተማ ብቅ ያለችው እህታችን ኃይለኛ የሆነ መልዕክት ይዛልን ነበር ወደዚያኛው ዓለም ያለፈችው። በዓለማችን በመከራ ማዕበል የማይንገላታ ሰው የለም፤ አረመኔ በሆኑት የአረብ ሕዝቦች እጅ የተያዘ ደግሞ ከየተኛውም የዓለም ክፍል በይበልጥ በሥጋም ሆነ በነፍስ እየተቀጠቀጠ ነው ለመኖር የሚበቃው። መከራ የምንቀበለው ነገ በገሃነም እሳት ሳይሆን ዛሬ በምድር ሳለን መሆኑ ትንሽ ሊያጽናናን ይገባል። ለዚህም ነው እህታችን ዓለም በዚህች ምድራዊ ሲኦል በእግረ አጋንንት ተረገጠው ለሚኖሩት እህቶቻችን ሁሉ አሁን መልዕክተኛ ሆና የቀረብችልን። መቼም በመከራና ችግር ጊዜ ድንቅ ነገር ይመጣልና እምብዛም መደነቅ የለብንም። የፈጣሪ ክብር ሲገለጥ ሐሴት በማድረግ ደስ ሊለን ይገባል፡ መንፈሱ በኛ ላይ አርፏልና።

ላይ ቪዲዮው ላይ የምትታየውን ርግብ ያነሳኋት ባለፈው ሣምንት፡ በማርች 14፡ ልክ ከቀኑ 1200 ሰዓት ላይ ነበር። ርግቢቱ በመኖሪያ ቤቴ በመስኮት በኩል ገብታ ጋራጅ መውረጃ ላይ ቁጭ ብላ ነበር ያገኘኋት። እኔን ስታይ እየተንደፋደፈች ወደላይ በመብረር ከቤቱ ለመውጣት መስኮቱ ጋር ትጋጭ ነበር። እኔም ቆም ብየ ለ10 ደቂቃ ያህል ከታዘብኳት በኋላ ልረዳት ጠጋ አልኩኝ። መጀመሪያ ላይ ለመሸሽ ብትሞክርም በመጨረሻ ይዣት በመስኮቱ ላወጣት ችያለሁ።

የርግቢቱ ሁኔታ፡ በዚያ ቀን በጣም ስታሳስበኝ የነበረችውን የእህታችንን፡ የዓለምን ሁኔታ ያሳየኝ መስሎ ነበር የታየኝ። ርግቢቱ ከአካባቢዋ አምልጣ የሆነ ነገር ለማግኘት ወደ ቤቱ ገባች፡ ግን ቤቱ ውስጥ ምንም ነገር ስላላገኘች ወደ መጣችበት ለመመለስ ፈለገች፡ ሆኖም የገባችበት መስኮት ዘንበል ብሎ በጠባቡ የተከፈተ ስለነበር በቀላሉ ከቤቱ መውጣት አልቻለችም። ቆም ብዬ በታዘብኳት ወቅት ርግቢቱ ስታሳየው የነበረው የጭንቀትና የመረበሽ ሁኔታ እጅግ በጣም ያሳዝን ነበር፣ ከታች ጠብጠብ ታደርጋለች፣ በቂ አየር ስላልነበረም ክንፎቿን ዘርግታ እንደልቧ መብረር አልቻለችም፣ ስለደከመችም አፎቿን በጣም ከፍታ አየር ትስብ ነበር። መስኮቱ ላይ ሆና ከውጭ ሌሎች እርግቦችን ሲበሩ ስታይ ከነርሱ ጋር ለመሆን በመንደፋደፍ ከመስተዋቱ ጋር ትጋጫለች። በመጨረሻም ምንም ማድረግ እንደማትችል ስለተገነዘበች ጠጋ ብዬ እንድይዛት ፈቀደችልኝ። በመስኮቱ በኩል እጄን አውጥቼ ስለቃት ከመቅጽበት ነበር ነፃ ሆና እየበረረች ወደሰማይ ለመውጣት የበቃቸው።

እንደ ሪፖርተር ጋዜጣ ዘገባ ፤ ማክሰኞ ማርች 14ለረቡዕ አጥቢያ እህት ዓለምን የምትከታተላት ነርስ ከሌሊቱ 10 ሰዓት ተኝታ አየቻት፡፡ 11 ሰዓት ላይም ተኝታ ነበር፡፡ ለሦስተኛ ጊዜ በ12 ሰዓት ስትጎበኛት ለአየር ማስገቢያ በተከፈተ ኮሪደር ላይ አንሶላ ቀዳ ራሷን አጥፍታ ተገኘች፡ ስለዚህ የሞተቸው ረቡዕ ማርች 14 ከንጋቱ 12 ሰዓት ላይ እንደሆነ ተገልጧል።

ይህን ዜና ካገኘሁ በኋላ ርግቢቱን ያገኘኋት በ12 ሰዓት ላይ መሆኑ ባጋጣሚ እንዳልሆነ አሁን ገባኝ። ርግብ የ መንፈስ ቅዱስ፥ የሰላምና የነፃነት ምልክት ናት። 12 ቁጥርም ቅዱስ ቁጥር ነው። እህት ዓለም ከእርጉሞች እጅ ነፃ ወጥታለች የእግዚአብሔርን ሰላም አግኝታለች። የበደሏት እርጉም ሕዝቦች ግን የሚቀጡበት ጊዜ ደርሷል፣ አምላክ የሰጣቸውን ዕድል ባለመጠቀማቸውም ተፈርዶባቸዋል ፤ የዘሯትን የጥላቻ ሰብል በቅርቡ ያጭዷታል።

መዝሙር 12

5 ስለ ድሆች መከራ፥ ስለ ችግረኞች ጩኸት እግዚአብሔር፤ አሁን እነሣለሁ ይላል፤ መድኃኒትን አደርጋለሁ፥ በላዩም እገልጣለሁ።

6 በምድር ላይ እንደ ተፈተነ ሰባት ጊዜ እንደ ተጣራ ብር። የእግዚአብሔር ቃላት የነጹ ቃላት ናቸው።

7 አቤቱ፥ አንተ ጠብቀን፥ ከዚህችም ትውልድ ለዘላለም ታደገን።

8 በሰው ልጆች ዘንድ ምናምንቴ ከፍ ከፍ ባለ ጊዜ ክፉዎች በዙሪያው ሁሉ ይመላለሳሉ።

 

A well-written song by David, when he was in the cave; a prayer.

Psalm 142

1 To the LORD I cry out; to the LORD I plead for mercy.

2 I pour out my lament before him; I tell him about my troubles.

3 Even when my strength leaves me, you watch my footsteps. In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.

4 Look to the right and see! No one cares about me. I have nowhere to run; no one is concerned about my life.

5 I cry out to you, O LORD; I say, “You are my shelter, my security in the land of the living.”

6 Listen to my cry for help, for I am in serious trouble! Rescue me from those who chase me, for they are stronger than I am.

7 Free me from prison, that I may give thanks to your name. Because of me the godly will assemble, for you will vindicate me.

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Ethiopia – Lebanon Conspiracy Timeline

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 16, 2012


  • 2008: The Ethiopian government banned maids going to Lebanon and many have stopped going anyway after hearing many horrifying stories

  • January 2010: An Ethiopian Airline plane was shot down near Beirut Interantional Airport killing 90 people. This airport is controlled by the terrorist organization Hizbollah. Hezbollah has installed dozens of its own run cameras all over the airport and closely monitors around the clock offices, corridors, waiting halls, runways, control tower, entrances, exits, stores etc

  • January 18, 2012: Lebanon blamed pilot error for Ethiopian Airlines crash

  • February 16, 2012: The Lebanese authorities have revealed that the source of the jamming of Arabsat satellite is Ethiopia

  • March 7, 2012: The Lebanese Help

    The film and the book, The Help, had caught its fair share of public accolade and criticism for dealing with race and domestic workers. Merely a day before the video of Alem Dechasa’s beating came out, I read a comment from a Lebanese, Eelie on abuse and racism against domestic workers and making parallels with the famous book

  • March 8, 2012 – International Women’s Day: Incredibly disturbing video footage of Lebanese men beating Alem Dechasa in broad daylight surfaced, eliciting shocked condemnations from around the world

  • March 14, 2012: They killed our poor sister, Alem Dechasa, at a Beirut hospital

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